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  • For decades, serious foodies have been coming to the East End to partake of the simple pleasures of its summer produce and seafood. Later, they showed up at harvest time for its wine tastings and fine restaurants. More recently, they have left the city to live here year round and produce their own organic food products, such as heirloom wheat, honey, beer, distilled spirits, and fermented vegetables.
  • "Alt-Egos," organized by Scott Bluedorn, is being shown in a potato barn studio in Amagansett through May 26.
  • Like a breath of fresh air, 11 young artists ranging in age from 18 to 29 have taken over Ille Arts, bringing about a kind of spring renewal in Amagansett.
  • Leaves are budding. Daffodils are popping. Tulips are a-bloom. What would make this South Fork springtime scene more complete? “Rites of Spring,” the official opening event of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton would.
  • A permanent collection show that opened at the Museum of Modern Art last week reveals the result of several decades of commitment to acquiring art objects created by women. “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” spans the years following World War II through the late 1960s and underlines the primacy of those early female abstract painters who found their way to the South Fork in those decades.
  • It's been more than a decade since Judith Miller’s articles for The New York Times made the case for Saddam Hussein's alleged arsenal of weap­ons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq War. Now, she says the country is in even more peril.
  • For the past few weeks, “Black and White,” currently on view at his Tripoli Gallery in Southampton, has explored the absence of color with a diverse cast of artists, both new and familiar to the gallery.
  • For more than a decade, Eric Dever employed a square canvas and a limited palette in his painting. Those familiar with those works will find his latest paintings very different and surprising.
  • Judith Leiber’s 65-year career will be examined in a retrospective of her work.
  • The Parrish Art Museum will mark five years at its current site in Water Mill this fall, and is already in a celebratory frame of mind. The museum, designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog and de Meuron and completed in 2012, has launched a show looking back on 70 of the 300 works it has acquired since then.

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